Thimphu, Bhutan

Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery

In the Zilukha area of Thimphu houses the only nunnery of the capital city, Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery (or Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery). People here commonly call it Zilukha Anim Dratshang or Zilukha nunnery in short. The nunnery is located above Zilukha Lower Secondary School, on a gentle slope overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Rikey Jadrel, the nunnery currently has about 60 nuns and they are often busy in praying and doing other daily rituals besides undertaking some activities for the wellbeing and benefit of the community. Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery is a popular-visited cultural site in Thimphu and the nuns here are very nice and welcoming to all people visiting their home.

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Impressed by the Bhutanese traditional arts and witness how people make their beautiful artworks in the National Institute of Zorig Chusum

Stop at the Zilukha Nunnery, the only nunnery in Thimphu and immerse in the place's peaceful atmosphere

Visit The National Memorial Chorten, the prominent historic monument in Thimphu City

Admire the majesty of the Buddha Statue, the biggest Buddha Statue of Bhutan and contemplate the beautiful surrounding sceneries

Explore Changangkha Temple, the oldest temple in Thimphu

Head to one of the most gorgeous landmarks in the capital city, the Tashichho Dzong

Join a Thimphu city tour that encompasses attractive sites in the city: Bhutan Post Office, Royal Textile Academy, Cordyceps Tasting House

Learn more about the country's history and traditions with a visit to the Paro Fortress (Rinpung Dzong)

Have a full day challenging yourself with the exceptional trek to the most famous sanctuary in Bhutan, the Paro Taktsang

Embrace Bhutan's authentic ambiance through many exciting walks to the towns, leisure stops, or hearty meals in local restaurants, etc

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